Ilham Aliyev thanks Alexander Lukashenko for Lapshin's extradition

Ilham Aliyev thanks Alexander Lukashenko for Lapshin's extradition

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev thanked his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in connection with the extradition of Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan in a telephone conversation held on Feb. 8, the Azerbaijani president’s press service said.

Ilham Aliyev thanked President Lukashenko for his fair position and decisive steps in connection with the extradition of Alexander Lapshin to Azerbaijan, with regard to whom criminal proceedings were initiated under Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code.

He assessed this step as the observance of the rule of law and international conventions, manifestation of friendship and strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Belarus.

During the conversation, the two presidents spoke about the successful development of bilateral Azerbaijani-Belarusian relations, noted with satisfaction the official visit of President Lukashenko to Azerbaijan in late 2016 and the successful implementation of agreements reached during the visit.

The sides expressed confidence that the two countries’ relations in political, economic and other spheres will further develop, Trend reports.

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